Thursday, June 9, 2011

Evaluation of 2011 Alaska Victim Assistance Academy

Khristy Parker, Justice Center research professional, is working with the Alaska Victim Assistance Academy/Victims for Justice on the evaluation report for the 2011 Alaska Victim Assistance Academy (AVAA). The event was held May 15-20 and is the second victim assistance academy conducted in Alaska. The first training academy was held in 2010.

AVAA training has been tailored specifically to the laws of Alaska and the unique challenges faced by service providers in our urban and rural communities. The 2011 curriculum included training sessions on a variety of issues including the dynamics of domestic violence; the legal rights of victims; Tribal courts, sovereignty, and protective orders; child abuse; sexual trauma; and the Crime Victim Compensation Program/State of Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board.